Auction-goers had been chomping at the bit to open their wallets and help younger women and men in agriculture. The generosity was evident at the 2022 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions, the place the Grand Champion Steer offered for a record-high $160,000.
The prime eight champion animals tallied gross sales of $519,000. The Reserve Grand Champion Hog offered for a formidable $50,000, breaking the earlier report by $14,000. The Grand Champion Goat set a report sale of $44,000.
The cash invested helps the junior exhibitors that raised the animal as they plan for their agricultural future and school educations. In addition, a portion of the proceeds helps the National Western Scholarship Trust. The Scholarship Trust funds agriculture research and rural medication scholarships at schools all through Colorado and Wyoming. This 12 months, 110 college students acquired funds to help their training. For extra data concerning the NW Scholarship Trust, please go to nationalwestern.com.
The prime six Junior Livestock animals had been auctioned off stay on 9NEWS at 6:30 p.m., with John Korrey of Iliff serving as auctioneer, and the thrilling outcomes are as follows:
The Grand Champion Steer, fondly often known as Yellers, weighs 1,358 kilos and offered for a record-high $160,000 to Ames Construction Company. Yellers was proven by 12-year-old Rhylee Rodgers from Searsboro, Iowa, who hopes to attend school to check embryology in the future.
Junior exhibitor Aven Horn showcased her 1,330-pound Reserve Grand Champion Steer, named Bicardi. Aven is 16 years outdated and needs to attend school at Texas Tech to check agriculture and play volleyball. The beneficiant purchaser, Transwest Trucks, Inc., bought the steer for $100,000.
Junior exhibitor Cole Phillips’ Grand Champion Hog, weighing 272 kilos, offered for $60,000 to Occidental Petroleum. Cole is from Bullard, Texas, and isn’t any stranger to the Jr. Auction ring. He was the exhibitor for the Reserve Grand Champion Hog in 2016. Cole has set his sights on beginning his personal building enterprise.
The 271-pound Reserve Champion Hog, “CJ,” was purchased by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for $50,000. Nineteen-year-old Alia Rodgers from Napa, California, was emotional as she thanked her consumers. This was her first time exhibiting at the National Western Stock Show and was a dream come true for her.
The Grand Champion Lamb, proven by 19-year-old Colt Randall of Canute, Oklahoma, offered for $42,000 to Wagner Equipment Co. Colt plans to attend Seminole State to play baseball and examine ag enterprise or ag science.
Bruce and Bev Wagner bought the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb for $40,000, tying the report set in 2020. Twelve-year-old junior exhibitor Sayde Allen confirmed the lamb. Sayde has two champion animals in the present, as she additionally received Grand Champion Goat. Her Grand Champion Goat offered for a record-high $44,000 to Babson Farms. The main accomplishment comes throughout her first time displaying at the National Western Stock Show.
The Reserve Grand Champion Goat, named Frank after Frank Sinatra for being the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All-Time), offered for $23,000 to the TKM Foundation, Kevin McNicholas. “Frank” was proven by Jack Hoyle, who celebrated the crowning of his Reserve Grand Champion Goat on his 18th birthday.